In Pictures: How to solve Windows 8 crashes

Like any computer operating system, Windows 8 can fall over. Luckily, there is an easy way to diagnose the cause of most crashes.

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Running NotMyFault Launch NotMyFault and select the High IRQL fault (Kernel-mode) then . . . hit the Crash button. Your Frown-of-Frustration will appear in a second, both a minidump and a kernel dump file will be saved and – if properly configured – your system will restart. Over the W8 UI will be a band of blue with the message that “Your PC ran into a problem . . . ”. If you click the “Send details” button, Microsoft will use WinDbg and the command “!analyze” to identify the cause of the problem. The output is combined with a database of known driver bug fixes to help identify the failure.

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